[pdb-discuss] Draft funding proposal
tim at timcowlishaw.co.uk
Tue Apr 24 12:08:51 BST 2007
On 4/20/07, Michael Holloway <michael at openrightsgroup.org> wrote:
> > > (Paragraph on remix / reuse creativity, or are we keeping a formal
> > Perhaps we can do this with a formal tone … )
> > >
> > >
> > IMO, this can and should be mentioned, and can be done while maintining
> > formal tone of the proposal. However, it might be best to talk about
> > 'appropriation' and 'collage' as opposed to 'remixing' and 'mash-ups'.
> > happy to draft a paragraph or two for this if required.
> Yeah, please do have a crack at this. I'll do the same, then we can
> compare notes.
"In addition, the existence of a registry of public domain works would
provide an invaluable resource for artists. The value of appropriating prior
art within a new work has long been recognised, and a great many of our most
prized cultural assets build upon prior artistic endeavour, from Romeo and
Juliet (a dramatisation of a poem by Artur Brooke) to the work of visual
artists such as Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. As both Warhol and Koons well
knew, copyright law could provide a barrier to their creativity, both having
been involved in high-profile copyright-infringement cases. The public
domain, therefore, provides a body of work which can be appropriated,
adapted, modified, and built upon - inspiring artists, without the threat of
I've managed to successfully avoid including the Picasso "bad artists copy,
good artists steal" aphorism which seem sto have become a bit of a fixture
in these sorts of documents, IMO. However, do you think I should stick to UK
examples of artists working with appropriation techniques? Koons and Warhol
are / were both from the US.
This might also be a good thing to make reference too somewhere: Kings
College Music department on how term extension could harm academic study of
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